We’re in agreement on the top 3 in the West. I put the Lakers at the #4 seed, followed by Denver, New Orleans, Portland and dropped OKC to #8, because they have to play 3 on 5 offense with non-scoring threats like Schroder (.320 3P%), Grant (.301 3P%), and Ferguson (.333 3P%).

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